At its third session (Accra, Ghana, 21-27 August 2008), the AWG-LCA invited its Chair to assemble ideas and proposals into a document which could serve as a first version of a negotiating text. This Assembly document was updated by the Chair of the AWG-LCA, at the fourth session of the Group.
At the same session, the AWG-LCA agreed to shift into a full negotiating mode. For that purpose, the AWG-LCA also requested its Chair to prepare a document, for consideration at its fifth session (Bonn, Germany, 29 March - 8 April 2009), that would further focus the negotiating process on the fulfilment of the Bali Action Plan and on the components of the agreed outcome.
The Group also requested its Chair to prepare a negotiating text for consideration at the sixth session of the AWG-LCA (Bonn, Germany, 1-12 June 2009). The document took account of the proceedings of the AWG-LCA at its fifth session and of further submission received from Parties by 5 May 2009.